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Crazy for You

Crazy for You

The New Gershwin Musical
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Co-Conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams

Directed and choreographed by Donna Feore

Festival Theatre
April 21 to October 12
Opens May 27

Approximate running time:
2 hrs 42 min, including one interval

About the Musical
Sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a derelict theatre, banker Bobby Child falls for its owner’s daughter, Polly Baker. Can he reconcile the demands of duty and love – and his own dreams of dancing? “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” are just some of the gems in this dynamic musical’s dazzling score.


New Performances Added!

We're delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, we have added performances of Crazy for You on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 14 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 16 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 19 at 2 p.m.

Reviews & Buzz

"Stratford’s bright new musical comedy has it all: Gershwin tunes and a cast overbrimming with talent and charm"
"triumph" -
Toronto Star


"a resounding, unqualified hit, which ranks as the finest choreographed musical ever to appear on a Stratford stage."
 "hilarious" -
The Record


"positively explode in heat-seeking choreography"
"a shot of adrenaline" -
Globe and Mail

"a hit musical"
"magic" -
Sun Media


"Stratford erupts into a rambunctious explosion of song and dance"
"breathtaking acrobatics" -
Capital Critics Circle

"5 star (out of 5)"
"Stratford’s production has it all, the songs, superb actors and acting and dancing that will knock your socks off!"
"dynamite" -
Zoomer Radio

"amazing dancing, powerful singing and farcical comedy"
"get your tickets now" -
Broadway World

"an expansive, alive, visually splendiferous and very entertaining"
"fabulous" -
Chicago Tribune


"sizzlingly performed" -
National Post


"a pure joy" -
Detroit Free Press


"stuffed to the gills with great songs"
"heart-warming, heart-lifting show" -
Pittsburg Post-Gazette

"pure pleasure, or for Gershwin fans, pure ecstasy"
"drop-dead hilarious" -
Montreal Gazette


"high-energy, nonstop toe-tapping production"
"awe-inspiring dancing" -
Buffalo News


"biggest hit of the year" - AM New York


"gorgeously enhanced by a full 23-member orchestra"

"sprightly revival is filled with plenty of its own high notes...and truly who could ask for anything more." - Time Warner’s NY1


Audience Advisory
Recommended for ages 6 and up, this production uses gunshots, haze and low-lying fog. Smoking is simulated with an electronic “cigar.”

The suitability guidelines we offer here are subjective, and not all patrons may agree with them. If you’d like more details, or if you have specific concerns, please ask a customer service representative.





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